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FILE -- Nicole Zupp carries a stuffed monkey prize on the boardwalk at Seaside Heights, N.J.,  on May 27, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Sandy Fails To Keep Tourists Away From New Jersey

The Garden State raked in more tourism dollars in 2013 than it did in 2009 and 2011, and it was only slightly behind the nearly $40 million record set in 2012.

02/11/2014

Reconstructed Belmar Boardwalk, April 30, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

New Belmar Boardwalk Nearly Complete As Summer Approaches

The 1.3-mile boardwalk was completely destroyed in the storm. Now, the boards are down and just the finishing touches remain.

04/30/2013

Reconstruction of the boardwalk in Belmar - Jan. 9, 2013 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Beach Badge Sales Have Belmar Mayor Optimistic

It’s still two months until the summer season begins, but something in the Jersey Shore borough of Belmar, which was devastated by Sandy, has the mayor feeling the tide is turning.

03/18/2013

2005 Belmar St. Patrick's Day Parade (credit: Belmar St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee)

In Wake Of Sandy, Belmar Holding St. Patrick’s Day Parade Sunday

Many are hoping the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Belmar will restore some hope and joy to the New Jersey community still suffering months after superstorm Sandy.

03/01/2013

Remnants of the Belmar boardwalk piled up against a pizzeria following superstorm Sandy - Oct. 30, 2012 (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Belmar Mayor Heads South To Seek Lessons Learned After Katrina

The road to recovery from Sandy for the Jersey Shore borough of Belmar is going through the gulf coast, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

12/27/2012

A man holds his child as they view damage from Sandy along the Jersey Shore in Belmar - Oct. 30, 2012 (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Belmar Mayor Opposes Free Beach Access In Exchange For Sandy Help

A bill in the New Jersey State Senate would require any town on the Jersey Shore make its beach access free of charge if the town accepts federal or state aid to rebuild beaches after Sandy.

12/24/2012

What remains of the boardwalk sits on the beach on October 30, 2012 in Belmar, New Jersey. (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Belmar Seeks Donations To Rebuild Boardwalk Destroyed By Sandy

Belmarboards.com allows residents and visitors to donate funds towards the purchase of boards that will be used to reconstruct the 1.3-mile boardwalk.

12/11/2012

Damage from Sandy on the Jersey Shore in Belmar (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Christie Seeks Full Reimbursement From Feds For Sandy; Belmar Considers Seawall

It’s like an Atlantic City roll of the dice, but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is asking FEMA for 100 % reimbursement for debris removal and emergency protective measures following superstorm Sandy.

12/04/2012

The boardwalk in Belmar, New Jersey (credit: CBS 2)

First Of Several Hearings Held On Jersey Shore Rebuilding, Recovery Needs

At a hearing before the state Senate Budget Committee Monday, local emergency management officials and mayors testified about their storm recovery needs to ensure they are up and running for high season.

11/26/2012

Police stand guard near beach homes that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy, on November 24, 2012 in Ortley Beach, New Jersey. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Post-Sandy Recovery Needs Focus Of Hearing In NJ

The state Senate Budget Committee invited mayors and emergency management officials to testify Monday in Toms River about their storm-recovery needs. The hearing is the first of several that will focus on helping residents recover.

11/26/2012

President Barack Obama is greeted by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie upon arriving in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012 to visit areas hardest hit by Sandy. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Vows To Restore Power, Help Residents In New Jersey

Touring storm-ravaged New Jersey with Gov. Chris Christie Wednesday, President Barack Obama pledged that all affected residents would get help as quickly as possible.

CBS New York–10/31/2012